Ireland travel insurance
Make sure you have the right cover for your Irish adventure – post-Brexit, travel insurance is as important as ever.
Some things you should take into account before your holiday to Ireland are:
- The cost of your trip – If you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
- How much medical coverage you have – No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Ireland from the FCDO
Do I need travel insurance to Ireland?
Regardless of where you travel in the Republic of Ireland, travel insurance cover can help you if you get into a sticky situation. Although we can’t stop any unfortunate events from happening, we can help minimise the cost if anything unexpected does happen.
We’ve got a range of different travel insurance options available – from travel insurance policies for one-off trips to annual multi-trip policies , and we offer a selection of add-ons so that you can customize your policy.
What’s covered with our travel insurance to Ireland?
As standard, our policies include cover for over 50 activities as standard so you can get up to more on your holiday. If you’re up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.
As standard, cover to Ireland will include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
To help you have the best holiday, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Ireland.
|Official language(s)||English, Gaelic (Irish)|
|Plug type||Plug type G|
|Driving side||Left-hand side|
|Climate||Spring – March to May|
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Ireland?
No – if you’re a British national you don’t currently need a visa to visit Ireland.
Healthcare in Ireland
British citizens should have their free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which can be used in Ireland. This will cover any necessary treatments you may receive at public healthcare centres or hospitals on your trip. Find more information about healthcare in Ireland here.
However, it’s important to remember to still have travel insurance in place to be able to cover the costs of any unexpected medical treatment the EHIC/GHIC might not cover or repatriation costs. If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you’re fully covered.
Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Ireland?
Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.
All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our specialised team here.